City of Santa Fe | Santa Fe, NM

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Posted Date 4/25/2019

This position provides professional expertise and leadership to manage the state-of-the-art Buckman Direct Diversion facilities co-owned by the City of Santa Fe and Santa Fe County; and, is responsible for the production of drinking water that is compliant with applicable local, state and federal regulations, meets the demands of its owners, and optimizes facility operations.

Works under the administrative direction of the Water Division Director and operates within the governance of the BDD Board. Manages the BDD staff in a 24/7/365 environment.

For full Job Description and Application Process go to: https://www.santafenm.gov/job_opportunities

Closing Date: Open until filled


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

Provides leadership to the BDD organization by keeping the vision and values of the organization at the forefront of decision-making and action; and to shape priorities. Helps others understand the organization’s vision and values and their importance. Translates the BDD vision and values into day-to-day activities and behaviors; and guides and motivates others to take action that supports the vision and values of the organization.

Plans, organizes, directs and manages all functions and activities for the BDD facilities including the stewardship required to realize the planned lifetime of the facilities and compliance with all permits, the Project Management and Fiscal Services Agreement between the BDD Board and the City of Santa Fe, the Facilities Operations and Procedures Agreement between the City of Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, and Las Campanas, and the Joint Powers Agreement between the City of Santa Fe and Santa Fe County.

Reviews, analyzes and oversees the operation of the BDD facilities and asset management.

Assures compliance with contracts; environmental laws; Office of the State Engineer and Interstate Stream Commission requirements; and all applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations, including the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).

Works with the BDD Financial Manager and Business Administrator to properly allocate O & M costs to each of the regional BDD partners.

Oversees the preparation and approval of the annual O&M budget pursuant to BDD project intergovernmental agreements. Provides policy guidance and program evaluation to the BDD Board and management staff.

Coordinates with the local, state and federal agencies and authorities on regulatory matters related to operation of the facility. Develops and maintains cooperative working relationships with other governmental and regulatory agencies and various public and private groups.

Assesses and coordinates training of BDD personnel.

Evaluates the need for, and recommends additional equipment, resources and staffing for efficient and effective facility operation.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in water/wastewater technology, engineering, chemistry, management or related field. Master’s of Science in civil, environmental or water resources engineering or related field of engineering is desirable. Professional Engineer preferred.


Eight years of experience in water operations, four of which must include management of the operation and maintenance of a water facility and direct supervision of staff of a water or wastewater treatment facility. Advanced unit process management of a highly automated surface water treatment facility is preferred. A Master of Science in civil, environmental or water resources engineering or related field of engineering may substitute for two years of experience.


Must possess a Level IV New Mexico State Water Systems Certification or be able to obtain the certification through reciprocity within six months of hire.

Must possess a valid driver’s license upon hire and obtain a City of Santa Fe driving permit within 30 days of hire. (NM driver’s license without restrictions for an ignition interlock device is required to obtain City of Santa Fe driving permit.)

Must pass the applicable BDD certification in all key areas of competency within one year of hire for continued employment with the BDD.

Must have a telephone or an equivalent means of communication.

May be required to respond to call out in the event of emergency.

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